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Scam Alert: Watch Out For This Latest Phishing Scam

Written by Jordan Weber | Thu, Nov, 16, 2017 @ 17:11 PM


We're kicking off a new weekly blog series called Scam Alert! Each week, we'll notify you about an ongoing phishing campaign. Feel free to share this information with friends, family and coworkers. The best defense against phishing scams is education. Follow this series every week to get a better idea of the scams that are out there and the best methods to identify and avoid them. 

Would you like to learn more about phishing scams and malware? Check out our Ultimate Guide To Fending Off Phishing Attacks for more information. A single phishing attack has the potential to cripple an office IT network within minutes. All it takes is a single click on the wrong email. Stay informed, and stay safe!
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Weekly Scam Alert: Scammers Impersonate Netflix To Hit Unsuspecting Users With Malware

There is a massive scam campaign going on, this time a very well executed Netflix phishing attack. 

The scam targets subscribers telling them that their account is about to be canceled. The well-designed, personalized fake email convinces customers to update their account information to avoid suspension. This results in stolen personal and credit card information.

The email has the subject line “Your suspension notification” and includes a link where the subscriber is taken to a fake Netflix page which requires their log-in information as well as credit card number.

The scam was detected Sunday and it targets nearly 110 million Netflix subscribers. As mentioned, the fake site includes Netflix’s logo as well as popular Netflix shows like “The Crown” and “House of Cards” to make it seem legitimate. 

I suggest you send employees, friends and family an email about this Scam Of The Week, feel free to copy/paste/edit:

"Heads-up! Bad guys are emailing you that your Netflix account has been suspended, and it looks just like the real thing. They are trying to get your login information and your credit card data.

Don't fall for this type of scam. If you want to change the settings of subscription services like this, never click on links in any email and just type the name of the site in your browser or use a bookmark that you set. 

Whatever email about Netflix you see in the coming weeks... THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK.


Please share this with your friends and colleagues to help them identify and avoid these cyberattacks too.